President Wilson to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I feel, as I have no doubt you also do, that the situation in Mexico grows daily more serious and dangerous. What would you think of designating someone (my choice would be Mr. Paul Fuller, Senior) to keep in touch with the representatives of the several factions so far as they are represented in this country, establish confidential relations with them, if possible, and so be our eyes and ears to watch for an opening for action?

I make this suggestion in the hope that it will commend itself to you.

Faithfully Yours,

W. W.